An arctic blast was visited upon glassybaby at University Village, where we have a 10' x 10'tent store; however we valiantly weathered the storm. I was worried about our darling holiday staff (0% body fat.) Everyone survived on hot cider, thermal socks and space heaters.
University Village has graciously welcomed us for the holiday season. The concept of this outpost store is wonderful...10% of every single glassybaby sold at the Village will directly benefit cancer patients at University of Washington Medical Center. The gift will grow exponentially as friends of glassybaby have pledged matching amounts. Our owner Lee conceived of this effort, which has now been named: The White Light Fund. We hope to illuminate this holiday...with the White Light Fund taking a focal point.
Our Greenlake Store has turned the corner...the holiday electricity is definitely on. I think possibly a bevy of customers were traumatized by the fact that we actually ran out of glassybaby last year. At any given moment, since Thanksgiving, the store is brimming with customers. I am impressed, there is nary a stocking stuffer in my house.
Just today at the Greenlake store, there was an enchanting event. Fifteen women, good friends, joined together for a luncheon that they imported into our store. They gathered around an enormous round table which was topped with a powder pink tablecloth and a mass of True White glassybaby. Each glassybaby had the initials "L.J." stamped on the bottom. One of the fifteen women has successfully finished chemo and is cancer free. The women gathered to celebrate her life, her health, and her abiding spirit. Each person took away 2 of the personalized glassybaby. It was marvelous to have such a celebration in our midst.
Until Next Time, Nicola